Als ich die Nachricht entdeckt habe, dass ein libanesischer General soeben verhaftet wurde, weil er Tee mit israelischen Soldaten getrunken hat, dachte ich, das sei ein Witz. Nein, das ist kein Witz, sondern die Realität und die Erklärung für Manches (Link):
A Lebanese general was ordered arrested Wednesday for appearing in a videotape drinking tea with IDF soldiers who had occupied his south Lebanon barracks during their incursion of the country. […]
Lebanon considers itself in a state of war with Israel although it signed an armistice in 1949. To this day, Lebanon does not recognize the State of Israel.
Lebanese law forbids any dealings with Israel. A Lebanese citizen faces arrest and prosecution. In 2000, after Israel withdrew its army from southern Lebanon, those who worked for the Israelis were arrested tried and given jail terms ranging from a few months to several years. Those civilians who fled to Israel and later returned were also arrested and given prison terms.
To this day, Lebanon refuses entry to any foreigner who has an Israeli entry or exit stamp on his passport.